The New England Hurricane of 1938 made landfall on Long Island as a Category 3 storm, on September 21st.
Over 600 people lost their lives.
More than 50,000 homes were severely damaged or destroyed. 50,000.
Today our warning systems are miles better than what used to be.
And yet, disaster is always local. If you lose your home, at any time, it's as bad for you as if thousands of others did too.
All of us want power restored ASAP. I know that was my desire. Still, for most of us, we are far better off than anyone was only about 80 years ago.